20 BEST Hostels in Hanoi (2019 • Insider Guide!)

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Vietnam’s second largest city, Hanoi is known for being a more scenic, delicious and accessible Vietnamese city than it’s larger brother to the south.

But with almost 150 hostels registered, it can be really overwhelming to know where to stay, which is exactly why I made this list of the 20 best hostels in Hanoi.

Known for it’s world class street food, and being the gateway to one of the most gorgeous landscapes in Asia (Hanoi Bay), this is a city that must be on the itinerary for anyone in Vietnam or Asia in general.

And with the help of this guide, you’ll know how to save money while traveling to Hanoi.

I’ve taken the time to organize this list by YOUR travel needs, so whatever you are looking to do in Vietnam (party, chill, sleep, save money) you can quickly find the hostel you need.

With the help of this list, you’ll be able to see the best hostels in Hanoi and book you hostel quickly!

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tbb2-table__imageOverall Best Hostel in HanoiOverall Best Hostel in HanoiThe Signature Inn

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tbb2-table__imageBest Cheap Hostel in HanoiBest Cheap Hostel in HanoiChien Hostel

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tbb2-table__imageBest Hostel for Couples in HanoiBest Hostel for Couples in HanoiHanoi Friends Inn

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tbb2-table__imageBest Party Hostel in HanoiBest Party Hostel in HanoiVietnam Backpackers Hostels – Downtown

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tbb2-table__imageBest Hostel in Hanoi Old QuarterBest Hostel in Hanoi Old QuarterHanoi Old Quarter Hostel

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Best Hostels in Hanoi

 

Coming up with the 20 Best Hostels in Hanoi

There are many excellent hostels in Hanoi and it’s easy to sleep for cheap AND have a great range of facilities at your fingertips in the cool Vietnamese city. We’ve not only listed Hanoi’s best hostels, but we’ve also gone one further and separated them into different types, making choosing your ideal pad a piece of cake.

Looking for the best hostel for couples in Hanoi? The best place for solo travellers to stay? The cheapest accommodation, somewhere to work, or somewhere to party until the wee small hours? We’ve got you covered!

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Overall Best Hostel in Hanoi – The Signature Inn

The Signature Inn best hostels in Hanoi

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– Bar-Café
– Tour Desk
– Laundry Facilities

A great place to meet other backpackers, unwind, and explore Hanoi from, The Signature Inn is our overall best hostel in Hanoi in 2019. Prices are affordable and there’s a wide choice of private rooms and dorms, with mixed and female-only dorms available. A fairly large hostel, there are plenty of potential new pals to connect with in various common areas. For fun and frolics, head to the bar. The movie room is ideal for chilled-out downtime, while the spacious relaxation area has a PlayStation and pool table. Free walking tours help you to get your bearings and you can book diverse tours with ease. Laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi, and luggage storage are a few more facilities that make for a comfortable stay here.

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Best Hostel for Solo Travelers in Hanoi – Central Backpackers Hostel

Central Backpackers Hostel best hostels in Hanoi

One of the best hostels for solo travelers AND one of the best party hostels in Hanoi

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– Free Breakfast
– Bar-Café
– Luggage Storage

One of the best hostels for solo travellers in Hanoi, Central Backpackers Hostel is run by travellers for travellers. Comfortable, friendly, and affordable, the hostel offers a selection of activities to help you to meet other cool backpackers. Join a free walking tour of the Old Town, have fun on a bar crawl, and indulge in free beer in the bar each evening during happy hour. There are computers that you can use for free as well as free Wi-Fi. Cheap airport transfers remove the hassle from getting here and saving you from needing to find a Hanoi hostel near the airport. There’s an outdoor terrace as well as an indoor common area, both of which are great places to mingle or chill.

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Best Cheap Hostel in Hanoi – Chien Hostel

Chien Hostel best hostels in Hanoi

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– Free Breakfast
– Restaurant and Bar
– Tour Desk

Being the best cheap hostel in Hanoi doesn’t mean that Chien Hostel is short on useful facilities, comfy common areas, and atmosphere. A great place for budget backpackers to get a great night’s sleep and meet other travellers, there are dorms for eight, 12, and 20 and each guest has their own locker and personal power outlet. Daily happy hours in the rooftop bar will put a grin on your face and the tasty food in the restaurant is sure to make your taste buds sing. Bike hire, luggage storage, a tour desk, and a book exchange are a few more great amenities.

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Best Hostel for Couples in Hanoi – Hanoi Friends Inn

Hanoi Friends Inn best hostels in Hanoi

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– Free Breakfast
– Restaurant-Bar
– Tour Desk

A top youth hostel in Hanoi for people who love shopping and browsing in lively markets, Hanoi Friends Inn is just a short walk from both the night market and Dong Xuan Central Market. The friendly accommodation is also one of the best hostels for couples in Hanoi, thanks to the excellent choice of double rooms (as well as other room sizes and dorms) and a good balance between sociability and privacy. Rent a bike to explore, enjoy a meal and drinks in the bar/restaurant, book a range of tours, and more.

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Best Party Hostel in Hanoi – Vietnam Backpackers Hostels – Downtown

Vietnam Backpackers Hostels – Downtown best hostels in Hanoi

Vietnam Backpackers Hostels is our pick for the best party hostel in Hanoi

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– Included Breakfast
– Bar-Restaurant
– Games Room

Our winner for the best party hostel in Hanoi, there’s always something happening at the energetic Vietnam Backpackers Hostels – Downtown. It’s definitely a cool Hanoi hostel for social butterflies. Although close to some of Hanoi’s hottest nightlife, you don’t even need to step outside the hostel to have a night to remember. There are parties every night of the week in the bar, with free beer during happy hour, and loads of activities like beer pong, quizzes, pub crawls, and fancy dress. Food is available onsite and breakfast is free. If you need a break from all the partying, the chill-out area will soon sort you out, with free Wi-Fi and free-to-use computers, a pool table, and foosball. You’ll also find a roof terrace, luggage storage, and a tour desk. And, PS—all guests can join a free walking tour too!

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Best Hostel in Hanoi Old Quarter – Hanoi Old Quarter Hostel

Hanoi Old Quarter Hostel best hostels in Hanoi

Hanoi Old Quarter is our pick for best Digital Nomad hostel and is one of the best hostels in Hanoi Old Quarter

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– Included Breakfast
– Restaurant
– Luggage Storage

A great hostel in Hanoi for digital nomads, Hanoi Old Quarter Hostel has a quiet atmosphere while being close to many major places of interest in Hanoi. Wi-Fi is strong, reliable, and free, and there are several places around the hostel where you can sit and work in peace. The comfy dorms offer a good night’s rest, though there are also private single, double, and twin rooms if you want to stay up late burning the midnight oil to hit important deadlines. Each room and dorm has its own bathroom, making it quicker to get ready each morning. There’s an onsite restaurant and breakfast is included in the room price.

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More of the best hostels in Hanoi

If you’re still not sure where you want to stay in Hanoi you’ll be pleased to know that there are even more fantastic choices … here are 14 more of the best hostels in Hanoi to choose between.

Are you looking to stay in specific neighborhood? Check out our guide to Hanoi’s best areas to stay.

 

Bedgasm Hostel

Bedgasm Hostel best hostels in Hanoi

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– Café-Bar
– Free Beer
– Tour Desk

A recommended hostel in Hanoi for party lovers, not only does Bedgasm have a lively onsite bar, but there’s also FREE BEER every afternoon between 5pm and 6pm. Of course, you can also drink, get snacks, and hang out in the bar at other times. Alternatively, trade travelling tips with other backpackers in the laid-back common area, strum a tune on the guitar, or head out to discover the trendy surroundings. Breakfast and Wi-Fi are free and you’ll find other handy facilities like a tour desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. That’s why it’s one of the best all around and one of the best party hostels in Hanoi.

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Backy Posh Hostel By Poshtel Vietnam

Backy Posh Hostel By Poshtel Vietnam best hostels in Hanoi

One of the best hostels in Hanoi Old Quarter

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– Café
– Laundry Facilities
– Luggage Storage

Not your typical backpacker digs, Backy Posh Hostel provides, as the name suggests, a more up-market Hanoi backpackers hostel for just a little bit more money. Well-designed, comfortable, and stylish, beds in the mixed and female-only dorms have plush pillows and fine bedding plus privacy curtains. There’s free breakfast and all-day tea and coffee as well as free Wi-Fi and toiletries, and bathrooms all have a hairdryer. This is one of the best Hanoi hostels in the Old Quarter.

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VATC Sleep Pods

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– Cable TV
– Air-Conditioning
– Tea and Coffee

Although basic, and pricey, if you’re looking for a convenient Hanoi hostel near the airport, you really couldn’t get any closer than VATC Sleep Pods. The solo and twin sleeping pods are right in the airport—no fear of missing that early morning flight! If you need somewhere to crash after a long flight they’re also ideal. Tucked into a quiet corner of the airport, there’s 24-hour reception and places to eat and drink close to hand. Wi-Fi is available in public areas. Do note, though, that there are no bathrooms, only toilets.

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Hanoi City Backpackers Hostel

Hanoi City Backpackers Hostel best hostels in Hanoi

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– Free Breakfast
– Restaurant-Bar
– Bike Rentals

One of the best hostels in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, Hanoi City Backpackers Hostel is just a short stroll from Hoan Kiem Lake and other attractions. As well as free breakfast, guests can sink a few glasses of free local beer for an hour each evening. It’s a great way to loosen up! You can buy a selection of Vietnamese and international dishes from the onsite restaurant or prepare a basic meal with the self-catering facilities. Tour booking services, currency exchange, laundry facilities, bicycle rentals, and free Wi-Fi are other convenient perks at this top hostel in Hanoi.

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Republik Backpackers Hostel

Republik Backpackers Hostel best hostels in Hanoi

With a great bar, Republik Backpackers is one of the best party hostels in Hanoi

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– Free Breakfast
– Restaurant-Bar
– Elevator

Created by travellers who know what other backpackers love when on the road, Republik Backpackers Hostel is a great youth hostel in Hanoi for meeting other people, chilling out, and exploring the area. Rooms and dorms are bright and airy and dorm beds have privacy curtains, lockers, and a personal reading light and fan. Catering to different personalities and moods, the hostel has a lively bar with a pool table, cheap meals, and free beer during happy hour, a rooftop terrace with free yoga classes, and a quiet area for burying yourself in the pages of a good book or browsing the internet with the free Wi-Fi.

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Nexy Hostel

Nexy Hostel best hostels in Hanoi

– $$$
– Complimentary Breakfast
– Onsite Bar
– Bike Hire

A sociable Hanoi backpackers hostel with a choice of dorm sizes (including those for only females) and private rooms, Nexy Hostel has a great selection of common areas to suit your every whim. Hungry or thirsty? Check out the onsite bar-cum café, a great place to meet other backpackers and hangout. There’s a games room too, with foosball, pool, and board games, and a TV room with free-to-use computers. Dorm beds have curtains, lockers, power outlets, and lights. Breakfast and Wi-Fi are free.

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Hanoi Massive Hostel

Hanoi Massive Hostel best hostels in Hanoi

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– Free Breakfast
– Restaurant-Bar
– Book Exchange

A cosy and chilled Hanoi hostel in the Old Town, Hanoi Massive Hostel has dorms for eight and private rooms for three. There’s free breakfast to set you up before heading for a day out; be sure to take advantage of the friendly members of staff local knowledge to make the most of your stay and hit all the top spots both on and off the beaten track. There’s an onsite bar and restaurant at this recommended hostel in Hanoi as well as laundry facilities, luggage storage, and a book exchange.

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Ga Hostel

Ga Hostel best hostels in Hanoi

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– Free Breakfast
– Café
– Currency Exchange

A great Hanoi hostel for solo travellers looking to make heaps of new cool buds, Ga Hostel’s regular events will definitely keep you busy and entertained. The coolest hostel in Hanoi, from farm trips and cooking classes to cheap meals, free yoga sessions, and affordable tours, there’s something to suit most interests here. The homey vibes are strong and travellers can really feel like one big happy family. There are basic cooking facilities where you and your new pals can share meals. Laundry, Wi-Fi, toiletries, and breakfast are free, and unlimited tea and coffee can be enjoyed all throughout the day. The lounge has computers and TV and the mixed and female-only dorms are comfortable.

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Hanoi Buddy Inn

Hanoi Buddy Inn best hostels in Hanoi

Hanoi Buddy Inn is a highly reviewed youth hostel in Hanoi

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– Included Breakfast
– Restaurant-Bar
– Laundry Facilities

Run by a young, welcoming, and friendly team, Hanoi Buddy Inn is a comfy youth hostel in Hanoi where you can feel right at home while surrounded by a cool crew. The members of staff, who’ll treat you like a friend, will give you the lowdown on the local buzz to help you make the very best of your time in Hanoi. An awesome place for groups of backpacking friends, there are private rooms for three and four, as well as double rooms and dorms for six. Facilities include a bar/restaurant, a terrace, bike parking, a book exchange, laundry facilities, currency exchange, and luggage storage.

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Hanoi Centre Hostel

Hanoi Centre Hostel best hostels in Hanoi

Hanoi Centre Hostel is one of the best hostels in Hanoi

– $$$
– Restaurant-Bar
– Lockers
– Laundry Facilities

Check into Hanoi Centre Hostel and drop your stuff in one of the dorms before going for a meal or drinks at the restaurant-bar and meeting other backpackers. A free keg of beer is available each night, but be quick—when it’s gone, it’s gone! Free breakfast is provided each morning. All dorms have their own bathroom, complete with toiletries and a hairdryer. Rent a bicycle, scooter, or car to go sightseeing in Hanoi or join one of the interesting tours. There’s a steam room, luggage storage, laundry facilities, and free Wi-Fi too.

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Tomodachi House

Tomodachi House best hostels in Hanoi

Tomodachi House is one of the best youth hostels in Hanoi

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– Free Breakfast
– Restaurant-Bar
– Laundry Facilities

For a stay in Hanoi that’s a bit different to the norm, check into Tomodachi House. It’s a charming boutique hostel with a Japanese theme. Check in whenever’s convenient, with 24-hour reception services, and get travel tips, recommendations, and info when you need it. Dorm beds all have a privacy curtain, luxurious bedding, and a private reading light, as well as free bottled drinking water, toiletries, and a mug. Housekeeping services ensure everywhere is kept clean, tidy, and attractive. Wi-Fi is free and the hostel has cable TV. Bike rentals, laundry services, tour booking, and luggage storage also help to make your stay pretty sweet.

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Daisy Hostel

Daisy Hostel best hostels in Hanoi

Daisy Hostel is a great party hostel and youth hostel in Hanoi

– $$
– Free Breakfast
– Café
– Currency Exchange

The free breakfast at Daisy Hostel is a real bargain, with a choice between western favourites and Vietnamese fare to start your day feeling full of energy. The security lockers are big enough to fit your whole backpack and the Wi-Fi is fast and free. Dorms are cosy with both mixed and female-only options. Explore on the free city tour or with a rented bicycle; the hostel is located in the Old Town. Other useful facilities at this top hostel in Hanoi include luggage storage, laundry facilities, currency exchange, and basic self-catering facilities.

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Hay Hostel

Hay Hostel best hostels in Hanoi

Highly reviewed, Hay Hostel is one of the best hostels in Hanoi

– $$
– Free Breakfast
– Café/Bar
– 24-Hour Security

A recommended hostel in Hanoi, Hay Hostel is secure, clean, comfortable, and sociable. All dorms and private rooms have a TV, balcony, and hairdryer, and all guests can benefit from free toiletries, Wi-Fi, and a filling Asian breakfast each day. Within close walking distance of many of Hanoi’s major landmarks and attractions, it’s a good choice for people who like to be close to the action. The shared lounge is comfy and you can easily get food and drinks onsite if you just don’t feel like going out.

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Pillow Backpacker Hostel

Pillow Backpacker Hostel best hostels in Hanoi

Pillow Backpacker is one of the best hostels in Hanoi

– $$
– Complimentary Breakfast
– Café
– Laundry Facilities

A fairly new hostel in Hanoi, Pillow Backpacker Hostel is highly accessible thanks to airport transfers, round-the-clock reception and security, and its terrific location in the heart of the Old Town. There’s a restaurant and bar right on site, though the many lively beer pubs of Hanoi are within easy walking distance too. Dorms are available for six, eight, and 12, and each has its own bathroom. Beds have curtains for your privacy, and there are also personal reading lights and power outlets as well as large under-bed lockers. There’s no need to worry too much about dull chores either—housekeeping services are provided and there’s a dishwasher in the kitchen.

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Why you should travel to Hanoi

Hanoi is awesome. And with the help of this guide you’ll be able to book the hostel that best suits your travel needs – no matter what those needs may be!

Can’t pick one? Just go with The Signature Inn – our top recommendation for best hostel in Hanoi!

The Signature Inn best hostels in Hanoi

 

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More Epic Hostels in Vietnam and Southeast Asia

Hopefully by now you’ve found the perfect hostel for your upcoming trip to Hanoi.

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2 Comments

  • Avatar guy says:

    really love hanoi, and the prices in vietnam are so great for all budgets

  • Avatar Isabella Smith says:

    Nice information about hotels in Vietnam, Hanoi is the city of charms and the city of beauty. Whether you choose to explore the city on your own or through agencies such as the Hanoi city tours by Hanoi Travel Bus.

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